Author(s): Jimmy Burns
Who's better: Ronaldo or Messi? Ask any fan and they'll have an opinion. For the best part of the last decade soccer has seen a personal rivalry unlike any seen before. Cristiano and Leo. This is their definitive story, from children kicking a ball halfway around the world from each other to their era-defining battle to be number one. One the preening Adonis, a precision physical machine who blows teams away with his pace and power. The other a shuffling genius, able to do things with a ball that seem otherworldly. Their differences seem to tap into something fundamental about the sport and indeed about life. Between them they have scored over 1,000 goals, won the Ballon d'Or nine times and redefined modern soccer. For the past eight seasons they have shared the accolade of best soccer player in the world and arguments rage over which one deserves the title of greatest player of all time. Cristiano & Leo by Spanish and South American soccer expert and journalist Jimmy Burns is the essential book to understand the defining players of a generation.